2020 GUIDE TO TOP COMPETITIONS

Michael Hill International Violin Competition
Michael Hill International Violin Competition
ABOUT THIS COMPETITION
The world's best emerging violin talent in the world's most intriguing location. Prize package valued at over NZ$100,000; first prize NZ$40,000 plus recording and recital tour in 2022. Personalized professional development program; airfares provided to 16 quarter finalists
MAIN OFFICE
157 Crummer Road, Grey Lynn
Auckland 1021
NEW ZEALAND
+64 21 434-442
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ELIGIBILITY
Violinists between the ages of 18-28
ARTISTIC DISCIPLINE(S)
Strings
DETAILS
Travel Covered? Yes
Frequency Biennial
First prize $10,000 to $50,000
Smallest prize Less than $5,000
Additional prizes Performances
Jury chair(s) Hon Chris Finlayson
Jury size 6 to 10
Application deadline November 1, 2020
SEMIFINALS (live rounds)
Queenstown Memorial Centre Rounds I and II, June 4-7, 2021. Solo and piano accompanied work performed by 16 quarter-finalists.
Auckland Concert Chamber Rounds III, June 10-11, 2021. Mozart string quintets and show pieces performed by top six semifinalists.
FINALS (live rounds)
June 13, 2021, Auckland Town Hall; concerti performed with orchestra by top three finalists
COMPETITION OPEN TO THE PUBLIC?
Semifinals Semifinals streamed
Finals Finals streamed
PAST COMPETITION WINNERS
2019 Anna Im
2017 Ioana Cristina Goicea
2015 Suyeon Kang
2013 Nikki Chooi
2011 Sergey Malov 2011
2009 Josef Spacek
2007 Bella Hristova
2005 Ning Feng
2001 Joseph Lin
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